Whoever unleashed malware built to disrupt last month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, designed it to look like it had been executed by a group of hackers tied to North Korea. But researchers at the security firm Kaspersky Lab say any such attribution would be false.
The Cyber Kill Chain model describes how attackers use a common cycle of methods to compromise an organization. IT security leaders can use this research to align security programs to adversaries and improve their ability to predict, prevent, detect and respond to threats.
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Equifax has identified 2.4 million U.S. consumers whose names and snippets of their driver's license numbers were stolen, adding to one of the worst breaches in history, which resulted in personal data for most U.S. adults being exposed.
Following the online attack against the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Winter Games in South Korea, some pundits were quick to guess that Russia was involved. But some attribution experts call the rush to attribute any cyberattack premature or even "irresponsible."
Information leaks on the dark web have become a major concern for all industries. With fraud - primarily fueled by the sale of stolen credentials, personal information, and financial information - making up a large portion of the dark web economy, the financial industry continues to be a high-risk target.
As big-data analytics matures, it will play a bigger role, but security information and event management software, or SIEMs, will also remain essential, contends Gary Warner, director of research in computer forensics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
As of January 1, 2018, all SWIFT customers must self-attest to their compliance with the new SWIFT Customer Security Program (CSP). The program is designed to respond to the wave of cybercrime targeting SWIFT installations that began with the Bank of Bangladesh breach back in February 2016 and has swept across the...
The steady stream of new reports about years-old breaches continues as Imgur, the popular photo-sharing service, belatedly warns that it suffered a breach in 2014 that compromised 1.7 million users' accounts.
A British man who was initially arrested on suspicion of hacking English socialite Pippa Middleton's iCloud account has been sentenced to serve a three-year prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to unrelated fraud and blackmail crimes. But he may also have ties to The Dark Overlord extortion gang.
Take control of your SSH keys to minimize your risk of intrusion
SSH keys provide the highest level of access rights and privileges for servers, applications and virtual instances. Cyber criminals want this trusted status and invest considerable resources into acquiring and using SSH keys in their attacks.
SSH is used for secure administrative access, but what happens if it's not secure? Despite the sweeping access SSH keys grant, including root access, most are not as tightly controlled as their level of privilege requires.
If your organization doesn't know which administrators or SSH keys have access to which...
The FBI is still working to unlock the mobile phone of Devin P. Kelley after he shot and killed 26 people in a church in a rural Texas town. The revelation seems certain to revive the contentious debate over the use of strong encryption to protect consumers and their devices.
As a digital forensics investigator, Vesta Matveeva of Russia's Group-IB has great insight into the latest cyberattack trends - and the attackers. What conclusions can we draw about how to bolster defenses in 2018?
A hacker exploited an unpatched, 12-month-old flaw in a small Australian defense contractor's IT help desk and stole data for the country's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, among other secrets, the Australian government has warned.
Equifax ex-CEO Richard Smith asserts that a single employee's failure to heed a security alert led to the company failing to install a patch on a critical system, which was subsequently exploited by hackers. But his claim calls into question whether poor patch practices and management failures were the norm.